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Page 4 -- The Glenville Democrat/l~thtinder -- Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003 I I III Hill b By Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter, 462-7309, Fax: 462.7300 Ill I II I I Ill II runner-up tn DOWN THE STRETCH-Head coach Steve Shuff calls for a team meeting during a time-out in the third quarter. (Staff photo by Shaun Smith, Sports Reporter). Wirt County defeats Gilmer Titans 42-25 Prepare for season home-opener against Mt. Hope By Shaun Smith 335 total yards for three touchdowns. Sports Reporter Coach Shuff commented on Lilly's per- Visiting Gilmer County Titans foot- formance, "He played a great game." ball team was handed a tough loss Fri- Quarterback Dustin Fox had seven day night, Sept. 12 to Wirt County, 42- carries for four yards and went 12-24 25. for 156 yards and one touchdown. Gilmer was certainly in the game, Will Sandy had four catches for 61 trailing just 14-13 in the second quarter yards, while Charlie Smith also had t~o with 8:47 left on the clock, catches for 32 yards. Josh Brown and However, Wirt scored another touch- Ryan Tomblin both had one catch each down, gaining the lead further, 27-13. for nine and two yards, respectively. And, the Titans almost got a power Gilmer's total receiving yards were 291. boost at halftime when a pass from Defensively, Lilly tallied 21 tackles, quarterback Dustin Fox to Will Sandy 14 of which he did single-handedly. was completed, leaving Gilmer within Brock McVaney recorded 12 tackles 11 yards of the goal line. Unfoaunately, (seven solo), while Charlie Smith also time ran out, and the Titans were down made 12 tackles (four solo). Fox made two touchdowns at the half, with a score 11 tackles. of 27-13. McVaney sent a Wirt County player Wirt began to take control of the homewithaconcussiononanoffensive game and never looked back, winning play that echoed throughout the stands. the battle, 42-25. The Titans are now preparing for the "We're getting better," head coach season home-opener versus Mt. Hope SteveShuffexplainedofhisteam'sper- on this Fri., Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. formance. Coach Shuff had this to say about the Jacob Lilly gained both 'Offensive upcoming home-opener, "We under- and Defensive Player of the Week' with stand that we are missing opportunities an outstanding performance, on offense, and this week ate working Lillyhad 18 carries for l31yards and on this extensively. We're all excited one touchdown. He also had three about playing at home for the first time catches for a total of 52 yards for one this season. We'd like to have a nice touchdown, and accumulated 152 re- crowd because we're going to go out turn yards for yet another touchdown. Fridaynightandtrytogetawinbecause This touchdown came from a 70-yard this team deserves it." kick-off return. In all, Lilly recorded Glenville State's golf team took runner-up in the Burger King Invi- tational at Woodridge Plantation, which was hosted by Ohio Valley College Tournament. Twenty-four teams fielded the tourney. Tim Fisher placed third overall by shooting an even par 142 for his two-day total. Other contributing members' scores were as follows for their two- day totals: Nick Bibby 154, John Smith 155, Trent Roush 157, and AI Cormier 162. Head coach Dennis Fitzpatrick was pleased with his team's perfor- mance, "We played extremely well until the last four or five holes." When asked about Fisher's per- formance, Coach Fitzpatrick re- sponded, "I would rate him as in the top five golfers in the state." "However, this is a team sport and all of our members understand that. It's a real pleasure to work with these kids. I just ask that they come out and play as hard as they can as a team. That's all I can ask." Glenville State's next match will be on Sept. 22-23 at Clarion, Pa. Wheeling Jesuit makes Top 25 Wheeling Jesuit represented the WVIAC in football by rack- ing up 293 points in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. Jesuit, standing at No. 17, moved up from last week's rank- ing of No. 21. By Shaun Smith The PAC meeting stressed the point of Harold mentioned the pig roast and dance Sports Reporter increasing revenues instead of cutting events which were big fundraisers a few The Pioneer Athletic Club held a very back. years ago, but were just kinda forgotten important meeting on Mon., Sept. 8 at West Virginia is on the verge of a about. Coach Harold stated, "We need to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union on cam- budget cut for athletic programs, which, bring these types of things back." pus. at this point, two-percent is allocated for Indeed, it is these types of events that The meeting held the main focus of athletic programs. The state proposal, if help gain school spirit as well. If the sports Glenville State's future survival in athlet- votedthrough, willeliminateathletic fund- teams can get the students behind them, ics in the West Virginia Intercollegiate ing and give it to education, there's no telling how successful GSC can Athletic Conference. Glenville State isn't the only school in be. Denny Pounds led the introducfion and trouble, however, lf the proposal does go Another suggestion, made by The ordered the meeting. Pounds also stated through, no college in the WVIAC could Glenville Democrat's Sports Reporter, the objective of the meeting as recruiting support ten sports programs (ten is the Shaun Smith was to bring in an entertain- support, minimum number of sports programs al- ment team for a game such as the King and Athletic Director Greg Bamberger lowed for NCAA Division II status). His Court, the four-man softball team, or stressedtheimportaneeofGlenvilleState's If all WVIAC schools went back to perhaps, the Harlem Globetrotters. existence in the WVIAC, "We need to get Division III, the budgets would be way Yet another fundraiser, I would like to people involved, not necessarily mort- too low to survive and road trips to away suggest at this time, is for the PAC to talk etarily, but mainly support-wise." games would be far too expensive. So, the to the organizers of the Bluegrass Festival Glenville State's budget is continiously bottomlineis, ifyouwantedtoplaysports (the 2nd annual was held this weekend) being cut, and sometime in the near fu- in West Virginia, you'd only have two and ask permission to have concessions ture, the sports program will be in jeop- options: Marshall or WVU. for the weekend. ardy of having to fold. Another interesting fact is that Glenville I'm sure Glenville State would be happy Financially, the athletic program will State is funded at the lowest level in the to support their own atheltic program for be at a standpoint if something isn't done WVIAC in football. This presems a huge the school through their own event. to prevent it. challenge for the programs to exist when The PAC could sell a Bluegrass Ham- Whether people want to face reality or the budgets are this low. burger, some hotdogs, homemade bowls not, the sports programs, in many ways, And further, with GSC's enrollment ofchili, coffee, roastapig, popcom, nachos, are the heart of the school. They give dwindlingeaehsemester, the athletic bud. soft drinks, and Polish sausage and ice opportunity to hundredsofstudents, who, get also dwindles. The current fall cream are always a winner at events such otherwise, might not have had the chance semester's enrollment becomes the stan- as this. And, add a raffle drawing for to come to school for an education, dard for the following year. Everyone season tickets too, (wink-wink). Not only this factor, but also the fact needs to be aware of this dilemma. The meeting, overall, was very success- that the athletic programs bring in much The meeting became open for sugges- ful and set an agenda to start having meet- financially. Schools attract more students tions for increasing PAC members and ings at least once a month. to come to college through advertising, funding. Athletic Director Greg Bamberger Each time the Lady Pioneers hang up Many ideas were discussed and noted, would like to encourage more PAC re, m- another "W" on gymnasium wall, people The Moose Lodge may support a bingo bers to attend and get involved with your across the state and across the country night and donate all profits to the PAC. Pioneers.Yourhelpandsupportaregreatly read about it, and hence, the exposure a Bambergerisworkingonthisextensive!y. appreciated. school receives. There is also a golf tournament fundraiser If you would like information on the Now, sometimes it is not the best news on the agenda, next meeting, or find out how you can (i.e. The Glenville State "Making players Concessions operations forfootballand help, please call the Athletic Department 'pay-to-play' Rule" which was broadcast basketball games were also discussed, at 462-4102. on ESPN); but it's still exposure. Lady Pioneers Head Coach Steve On Tues., Sept. 9, the Gilmer Edwards (21-27, five kills), five assists. Roberson and Buck had County Varsity and Junior Varsity Lowther contributed in setting with three and two blocks, respectively. volleyball team traveled to Braxton 84 of 96 and 32 assists. Metz and In match number two, the Lady Ti- County. Szabo had three and two digs, respec- tans faced Nicholas County, winning Gilmer's JV team played the first tively. 25-20 and 25-17. Scoring for Gilmer match 'best three out of five' and won On Thurs., Sept. 11, the Lady Ti- included: Smith (11); Starcher(seven); 25-23, 25-16, 25-17. Heather tanscompetedinaWestVirginiaTri- Edwards and Lowther (four); Buck Papousceck scored 14 points and Match against AA Shadysprings and (three); Metz (two); and Chambers Brianna Lowther and Stephan, Estep AAA Nicholas County. (one). each had nine. Becky Gray and Jes- Gilmer played defending AA State Hitting for the Lady Titans were: sica Estep contributed six and four, Champion Shady Springs in the first Chambers (33-35, fly, kills); Starcher respectively, match, losing valiantly 19-25and23- (13-13, two kills); Roberson (11-13, In match two, Gilmer's varsity25. four kills); Buck (9-12, two kills); and downed Braxton 25-I8, 12-25, 25- Scoring were: Chambers (six);Edwards(15-17). 15, and25-18. Szabo (three); Lowther, Metz, and Setting for the Lady Titans was Scorers included: Andrea Starcher SamanthaSmith(twoeach);andBuck Lowther, who went 33-35 with six (14); Andrea Edwards (13); Hannah (one). asssists. Roberson recorded four Chambers (12); Amber Lowther Hitting for the Lady Titans were: blocks, while Buck added two. (seven);ShannonSzabo(four);Crys- Chambers (28-30, three kills); Buck Next home games: Gilmer IV vs. talMetz(four);andKacieBuck(two). (19-23, two kills); Starcher (17-20); Wirt and Braxton in a Tri-Match, Hitting for the Lady Titans were: Edwards (15-20, two kills); and Thurs., Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m. Gilmer Chambers (37-45, 15 kills); Carnal Roberson (6-10, one kill). Varsity will play at home this Sat., Roberson (18-21, nine kills); and Lowther set a perfect 39 of 39 with Sept. 20 at 1:00 p.m. By Shaun Smith Sports Reporter The Glenville State Pioneers trav- eled to West Chester, Pa. this past Sat., Sept. 13 to take on West Chester University Of Pa. The Pioneers fell short of their team goals, posting the 56-7 loss, making their overall record 0-2. West Chester outplayed Glenville State by accumulating a total of 646 yards, compared to the Pioneers' 244. "It was a very difficult defeat for us," stated head coach Paul Shaffner. "This game really tested our charac- ter." The Pioneers received just 14 first downs, compared to West Chester's 33. Coach Shaffner explained the loss as a disappointment, but also as a learning tool. "There are two things you can do after a loss. The fLrst one is to have pride and hold your head high. The second is to hang your head and feel sorry for yourself. We had kids who did both, and that is disappointing." Coach Shaffner stressed the point of this young Glenviile State point, "We are very young, and it showed last Saturday. Hopefully, we'll mature from this." During the game, some words were passed betweer, players on the Glenville State team. "Some of our players show'-~l immaturity with their tempers. However, it shows also how much they care about this football fam- ily," Shaffner stated. 'q~tis is just some- thing we are going to have to learn from. Failure isn't true failure, unless you hang your head and walk away from it without learning from your mistakes. Some of the greatest men in the world, like Abraham Lincoln failed many times before he became success- ful." In the "exchange of words" between Glenville State players, one player (whose name was suspended for his "This footba it needs to grow. this loss, we'll be a betta family." The Pioneers will game season opener (Pa.) this Sat., Sept. Stadium at 1:00 p.m. The home game seas~( family day, and all couraged to attend the: Coach will be a good In last year's schools, almost yardage was "The key this game is turnovers. It will be a test( of our defense and come it with the best Shaffner stated. 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Glenville State College's football team is developing a new winning tradition. be on the winning side, and so do we. In the past several years, the GSC that we're a winner. Call Athletic Director Greg Bamberger at r ill~ i 1~ m m m m ilm l m m m m m m mll m m m ii m m m ~m m Pioneer Athletic Club Donation NAME: PHONE: ADDRESS: AMOUNT: $ ____ L nmt I ~ I i =ml nmm m i i m i i I l m i l ~= i m m l ~ i ~I Choose the level of P.A.C. membership that you're comfortable with and, the mjoy the benefits. Be a Booster for a donation ofS35-$124; a Blue, $125-s274; a Silver, s275-$499; )99; Captain, $1,000-$2,499; Coach s2,500-*4,999; or a Royal Blue Piom details, telephone Athletic Director Greg Bamberger at 462-7361. Join a winning team and support our local college by making out a check in anyj the "GSC Foundation" with a check memo to .... P.A.C. for membership. Cut out the coupon and mail it to: Glenville State College Athletic Department/P.A.C. Glenviile, WV: Remember, this Saturday, it's your GSC Pioneers first home game Come out and join the Pioneers on a Family Day Full of Fun (See next week's news er e " " , . 'pap dition for the game s write up). o * Next week: Away Game against New Haven, Connecticut Sat., Sept. 27 at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Fred & Peggy Moore, Owners Kelly Radcliff, Manager 19 E. Main S1 Glenville 462-7454